Marion GROßMANN | Juan TORREJÓN
(Römerstadt Carnuntum, Petronell-Carnuntum | 7reasons, Austria)
Keywords: Virtual environment, Vizualisation, Image reconstruction, data visualization
The archaeological site of Carnuntum situated roughly 50 kilometres east of Austrias Capital Vienna is Austria’s largest archaeological complex and has been known for more than 130 years.
During the 1940s and 1950s, several buildings in the so called „Spaziergarten“ were excavated, but afterwards covered again in order to protect the roman heritage.
In the past 10 years, three houses in the city quater were reconstructed by using experimental archaeology. But what possibilities do we have to make those parts of the City visible for our visitors, that are still remaining untouched below the surface?
For the upcoming Season, starting in march 2018, Carnuntum entries a new level of presenting the roman city quaters for the visitors. Together with 7reasons, the so called Carnuntum App was developed and can be used as a helpful gadget to start virtual advantures in the different areas of the roman City. The App is free of charge and can be used in the City Quater, the Amphitheater in Petronell-Carnuntum and the Gladiators School nearby. All views are precisely described in terms of position and perspective. With the help of virtual and augmented reality, the roman city comes to life again without endangering the ruins beneath the earth.